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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
UAB campus and downtown Birmingham credit: Jaymay
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Overview
Public
8,971 Undergraduates
58% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, Alabama
35294-0110
(205) 934-4011
www.uab.edu

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, a public research university in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the top 160 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It started as the Birmingham Extension Center in 1936, and it became the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1984. Today, it sits on more than 250 acres of land in an urban setting. It is affiliated with the UAB Health System, which is one of the biggest academic medical facilities in the nation. Notable alumni include golfer Graeme McDowell, college president Carol Garrison, singer-songwriter Sam Hunt, biochemist Lawrence J. DeLucas, football player Roddy White, physician Deidre Downs, football player Joe Webb, politician Chris Collins, Former Surgeon General of the United States Regina Benjamin and football player Darrell Hackney. The school’s colors are green, white and gold, its mascot is Blaze the Dragon and its teams are nicknamed the Blazers. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Conference USA, and the university offers 17 different varsity sports. They include men’s baseball, basketball, football, tennis, soccer and golf, and women’s soccer, bowling, cross country, golf, tennis, track and field, beach volleyball, basketball and volleyball.

Location

Birmingham is a city located in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2017 population of 210,710, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous and fifth largest county. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

965

New Transfer Students

Admissions
58%

Acceptance Rate

35%

Enrollment Yield

970-1300

SAT Range

9,459

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,092

Typical Cost

$19,032

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,328

In-State (published)

92%

Recieve Financial Aid

89%

Have Loans

$13,500

Median Debt

Academics
16.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

24

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

170

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

8

National Academy Members

228

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard
Athletics
Football Conference:

Conference USA

Basketball Conference:

Conference USA

Track & Field Conference:

Conference USA

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

Social
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